Category Archives: wild swimming

On the hunt for Poldark’s Cornwall

April 7, 2015 § 1 Reply

Hooked on Poldark? Me too. And last week I spent a swashbuckling few days hunting out the gorgeous filming locations from the show on the Cornish coast with photographer Jacob Little. We galloped on the moors, explored windswept cliffs and swam in secret coves, Aidan Turner style.

Poldark cornwall locations

Poldark cornwall locations

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Blue Hue – wild swimming in Snowdonia

March 10, 2015 § Leave a reply

Utterly beautiful and deeply calming, artist Natasha Brooke’s short film Blue Hue follows her mermaid-like year-round swims in Snowdonia’s glassy lakes. Contains nudity.

“I like to feel the elements on my skin and be connected to the seasonal changes, it’s nourishing. But it’s more than that: the water in these lakes offers a whole different world.”

Wild swimming at the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

October 10, 2014 § 2 Replies

Take a dip somewhere a little bit magic – the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye. Crystal clear icy water flows from the foot of the Cuillin mountains, forming lagoons and waterfalls that’ll both enchant you and give you serious brain freeze.

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How to: start a surf business, with Elsie Pinniger of Neon wetsuits

Surfer Elsie Pinniger runs neon wetsuits from a little workshop in Newquay, designing and creating beautiful, seriously covetable bespoke neoprene suits in a rainbow of colours. She tells me about her love of the beach, seeing her wetsuits in Vogue and the joy of getting to surf daily in the name of work.

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My favourite wild swimming spots

Feeling a deep desire to go splashing about in rivers and cliffjumping into lagoons? The UK is peppered with stunning locations in which to dip your toes, from epic waterfalls in Wales to a magician’s cove in Cornwall. These are a few of my favourites.

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Hunter wisteria wellingtons go wild swimming

Hunter wisteria wellingtons the colour of icecream were made for elderflower picking, cow befriending, buttercup stomping and wild swimming at one of my favourite places, Claverton Weir.

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White water rafting in the Ruka rapids

White water rafting does not involve the most attractive outfit in the world. Over your normal clothes go thick rubber dungarees, a coat of the same shiny blue material, wellington boots a few sizes too big, a lifejacket so well padded you can perform sumo wrestler moves on friends worry free, and, finally, a helmet strapped under your chin that immediately makes your scalp sweat. As soon as you are dressed like this, all you can think about is how much to now need to pee.

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Nova Scotia: a photo blog

Two weeks in Nova Scotia are not enough. The Maritimes are a gorgeous patchwork of apple trees, wooden slat houses in pastel yellows and blues and cold, empty lakes fringed with dark pine trees. Oh, and gooooood pie. Actually, two weeks are definitely enough, or I would get disgustingly fat on buttered lobster.

Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove

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